How to Be Photogenic

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How to Be Photogenic

Daily Makeover recently published a long list of tricks to make you

instantly more photogenic. We’ve gone over the basics on this blog,

but some of the tips stood out as easy to incorporate and important

to remember. Here are a few of our favorites!

#1 Make sure your makeup matches your skin-tone. There’s nothing worse

than a two-toned look.

#2 A photo can highlight flyaways so pat any obvious hairs down with a

bit of pomade.

#3 Avoid shimmer or sparkle makeup, which can exacerbate shininess.

#4 Bright lipstick will make your teeth look whiter.

#5 Stand in front of a white wall. This helps the camera find the correct

color balance in the photo.

#6 To avoid a double chin, elongate your neck and push your face forward.

You might feel silly at first, but it really works!

#7 Turn your head to a three-quarter position to give your features depth.

#8 Put your hand on your hip and angle your body toward the camera.

This elongates your silhouette.

#9 To avoid a blinking photo, close your eyes right before the photo is

taken and open slowly as the camera clicks.

#10 Look toward a light right before someone snaps the photo. Doing

so will shrink your pupils and help you avoid red eye.

#11 Avoid standing in front of direct light. This can cause weird,

unwanted shadows.

#12 Make sure the photo is taken above you, rather than below. It

makes all the difference in a flattering photo.

#13 Try to think of something funny. A genuine smile always looks gorgeous!

#14 Take a few silly shots. You’ll be happy to have the memory.

#15 Last, but not least, take multiple photos. No matter how you pose,

there’s bound to be a few photos you really love.